MAY 2024 ISSUE

Research Article

A Case Study on the Static Behavior of a Pedestrian Bridge Built with a Steel Pratt Truss Deck Bridge Supported by an Inclined Roller Support

Angelito N. Angeles*, Keith Zyren T. Almodovar, Gericho G. Gopez, Kezia Irielle N. Lebre, Sharina Jolene B. Nucup, Georvin P. Samson

Abstract

Construction of bridges commonly uses trusses due to their lightweight design, which can endure heavy loads and span large distances. However, there are instances when the supports of these trusses do not lie normally on a horizontal surface. For some, the supports lie on inclined foundations, which is the focus of this study. The main objective of this study is to present the basic theory of plane truss analysis with an inclined roller support using the Direct Stiffness Method (DSM) in comparison to the use of the Graphic Rapid Analysis Software Program (GRASP) to analyze the static behavior of the structure. Furthermore, a case study is conducted to check the effects of inclined supports on a plane truss structure. Based on the results, it was discovered that the introduction of inclined roller supports does have a negative effect on the stability of the structure.

Keywords: Bridge; Bridge support; Inclined roller support; Plane truss; Graphic rapid analysis software; Program; Direct stiffness method

A Case Study on the Static Behavior of a Pedestrian Bridge Built with a Steel Pratt Truss Deck Bridge Supported by an Inclined Roller Support